MON. BRIEF: Live Nation Furloughs 20% • Facebook Acquires Giphy • Hacker Has Dirt On Trump, Music Stars • More

MONDAY 5.18.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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ASCAP, BMI, A2IM, Music Biz, RIAA, NMPA, Others Demand Congress Improve Aid Access For Musicians, Industry Workers

Top music and film organizations sent a joint letter to Congress that highlights the many ways that implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need. Continue reading

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Patreon Lays Off 30 As It Adds 50,000 New Creators

Patreon has laid off 30 employees or 13% of staff because of economic pressures from the current COVID-19 crisis. Kickstarter is reportedly also considering layoffs as crowdfunding projects on the. Continue reading

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Music Artists Coalition Calls On US Gov’t To Help Music Industry

The Music Artists Coalition has joined the call for the Federal Government to throw a financial lifeline to the music industry as it grapples with the wide-ranging financial impact of. Continue reading

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Apple Music Inks New Licensing With UMG, Sony, WMG As Spotify Deals Remain Illusive

Apple Music has completed new licensing deals with Universal, Sony and Warner Music. These new deals include the ability for Apple to bundle Apple Music with other digital offerings like. Continue reading

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WED. BRIEF: Apple Reports Record Q1 • SoundExchange Pays $908M • Pro Music Rights Sues YouTube, Apple, Others • More

WEDNESDAY 1.29.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above READ HERE

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MON. BRIEF: Oprah, Apple Cancel #MeToo Music Doc – 820K LiveXLive Subs – Bieber Games Steamers – More

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Iceland’s Music Scene Continues To Punch Above Its Weight

In this piece we explore why Iceland – an island nation with only 360,000 residents – continues to deliver a truly impressive slew of talented and successful bands and artists. Continue reading

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Apple Music Replay Playlist Revisits Your Musical Past

With Apple Music Replay, Apple Music subscribers can relive their good and not-so-good musical choices for the last year and beyond.

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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights. Continue reading

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